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Santorini Island Travel Guide

Santorini is one of the most famous Greek Island located in the Aegean Sea. Island is between Turkey, Greece and Crete and the almost same distance to all. Island is a very popular holiday destination for tourist, especially in summer. Santorini created with a giant volcanic eruption more than3500 years ago. Because of that, you will see lots of volcanic rock around the Santorini.

Santorini Travel Guide

Have you ever heard the Cyclades? It uses to define the island group (more than 220 islands) in the Aegean Sea which also calls as the Aegean archipelago. Santorini is part of the island group. There are only almost 2000 people lives on the island but in the summertime, this number hits to the thousands. There are a couple of settlements in Santorini like Phira, Oia, Emporio, Kamari, Perissa, Imerovigli, Pyrgos and Therasia. These are the main settlement on the island. According to the number yearly, more than 2 millions of people visit Santorini.

Santorini Map
Santorini Map (Source)

Thira Airport

There is only one airport in Santorini. It also is known as a Thira Airport and located the east side of the island. The airport is very close to Kamari. Santorini Airport is a big one for the area, it serves also as a small hub. You will find lots of light from Greece and other countries to the Santorini.

Athinios and Skala Ports

You can go to Santorini with ships also. Island has two ports; Athinios and Skala. Big cruise ships generally anchor off the Skala port and passengers transferred by boats to the Skala. Athinios is the other port which is also accessible with buses and cars.

Santorini Weather

If you’re planning to spend your holiday in Santorini it is better to get an idea about the weather. From June to September weather is about 30 degrees. Island has a semi-arid climate and if you want to have a hot-holiday you should go there between those months. But always remember it will be very crowded during these times.

Santorini Beaches & Towns

Beaches of Santorini consists of volcanic sand and pebbles. Beaches are quite good never expect fully gold sand. Best beaches of the Santorini are in the Kamari, Perissa and Perivolos. If you want to visit Santorini, never think only beaches because you will find better ones in both Greece and Turkey. Santorini has its own lifestyle and unique properties like a volcano, boat tours, stunning view, wine, nightlife and cuisine. You can find the list of beaches on the island. Also, you can find detailed information about 3 of them.

Perissa Beach

This beach is located in the south-east of the island on Perissa. Perissa is a really long beach with black pebbles and crystal clear waters. You can also find on here DJ parties, beach volleyball and amazing cocktails.

Perissa Beach (Source)

Kamari Beach

Kamari is a famous one and it is very accessible for the visitor. If you’re a family Kamari is the right places for you and your family. Kamari beach also has black sand and pebbles.

Kamari Beach
Kamari Beach (Source)

Perivolos Beach

This beach is the famous long black beach of the Santorini. Here is can be quiet than the other beaches. Perivolos Beach is located in the same place as Perissa Beach. But they are two separate beaches.

Perivolos Beach
Perivolos Beach (Source)

List of the other beaches on the island;

  • Vlychada
    Red Beach
    Ammoudi bay
    Eros Beach

Is It Safe to Visit Santorini?

Yes! There won’t be any security issues in Island. but never forget drinking alcohol can cause many accidents. Especially an island like this with sharp rocks, rough geomorphology. There is also a risk for car drivers. In the island, the roads are little small than major cities which can cause some accidents while driving. You can also think to rent a motorcycle which is more secure but always risky of course.

Where to Stay in Santorini?

Imerovigli has the best hotels on the island with amazing caldera views. Here is also quiet than the centers like Fira and Oia. You have to choose between the caldera view or the beaches. Because it is not possible to have both of them at once. If you stay Fira, Imerovigli, Oia, Akrotiri and Firostefani you will have a caldera view which is really stunning but you will little far from the beaches. If you want to stay close to the beaches you should book a place on the Kamari, Perissa or Perivolos. These places can be a little cheaper than the others.

If you visit this stunning Greek island please share your experience and suggestion on the comment sections. Have a nice holiday!

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